Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Fauna Foolery II, No. 2

Animal adjectives we apply to people.

Booing Bill

Now, Bill’s incessant booing was
Not all that it might seem.
He loved the games and really was
So bullish on our team.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Fauna Foolery, II, No. 1

Animal adjectives we apply to people.

Smokey Can Growl

Bill Smokey can be grumpy—but
He has some pleasant days.
To be his friend you must excuse
His sometimes bearish ways.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 50

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Itsy Bitsy

Young Itsy was a clever guy—
Had patience that would last.
He set his traps for enemies
And spidered them so fast.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 49

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Grassy Greed

He needed cash—and very soon:
He owed it to The Boss.
He bought some weed in Mexico
And muled the stash across. 

Friday, June 26, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 48

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Weird Walter

Indoors, poor Walt was restless—thought,
“I’m trapped inside a tomb!”
At times he veered near frantic, and
He wasped around his room.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 47

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Slow Progress

They always told him, “Hurry up!”—
The chorus of their song.
But he paid no attention and
Just snailed his way along. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 46

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Fisher Frank

Old Fisher Frank was very skilled—
Among the nicest gents.
But he was insecure, and so
He fished for compliments. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 45

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Auction Fever

The golden chalice, I could see,
Was just a phony cup,
But at the auction I succumbed
And had to pony up. 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 44

Animal nouns used as verbs.

Bison Bill

Bill was a gifted liar—he
Told tales so very tall.
And everyone believed him—he
Sure buffaloed them all. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 43

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Having the Itch

Well, Larry’s head was itching, but
He went ahead to school
And took his head lice with him—Oh,
He loused it up, the fool!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 42

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Seafood Choreography

Sebastian booked a hotel room—
And did so in advance.
He crabbed about his room’s wee size,
Then readied for the dance.

He couldn’t really move too well—
His sideways moves were best—
But she was charmed by how he crabbed
From west to east to west. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 41

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Garter’s Gambit

Snakes on a plane! They’re everywhere!
What could poor Garter do?
He flopped onto his belly, and
He snaked and hissed some, too.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 40

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Bob's Borrowing

I know that Bob’s no criminal—
And borrowing’s not a crime.
But I am getting sick of Bob:
He sponges all the time.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 39

Animal nouns that we use as verbs.

Shell Game

His alibi was fishy—“At
The beach! I had a blast!”
But witnesses said otherwise,
And he clammed up so fast!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 38

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Paulie’s Strategy

He memorized the teacher’s words,
And on the major test,
He copied from my answers, and
He parroted the rest. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 37

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Dog Fog

Old Baskerville was such a pain—
I do not have the breath
To tell you all the ways that he
Could hound a guy to death. 

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 36

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Cheetah’s Complaint

I ought to sue that Tarzan for
Behavior he's displayed:
Here in the mighty jungle he's
Aped every move I’ve made. 

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 35

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Adolescent Sylvester

Sylvester felt new urges now—
Such female cats he’d found!
So he began to spend his nights
By tomcatting around.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 34

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Elsie’s Angst

Poor Elsie was depressed because
Her app was disallowed.
“No bovine apps,” the judge declared,
And Elsie felt so cowed. 

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 33

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Lion Eyes

He really didn’t do that much—
And though I won’t be rude,
I don't know why the media
Would lionize that dude. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 32

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Farewell, My Ferret

So Philip Marlowe knew the game—
What crime was all about.
No matter how confused the truth,
He ferreted it out. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 31

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Ed’s Drollery

Perhaps you've heard of Mr. Ed?
The talking horse renowned?
You’ll not be too surprised to hear
He loved to horse around. 

Monday, June 8, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 30

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Was Sammy Nuts?

Some called old Sammy squirrelly—but
I guess I’d have to say
That he had lots of money, for
He squirreled it all away.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 29

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

The Beadle Buys

The beadle saw a beagle in
A pet store’s new display.
The beadle beetled off—but hoped
To buy the dog one day.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 28

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Kong’s Krises

King Kong had troubles in his school—
They really did abound
His teachers always chided him
For monkeying around. 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 27

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Chicken Little’s Worries

When Chicken Little heard about
Her Rooster Cogburn bout,
She clucked some fearsome threats—but then
She really chickened out. 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 26

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Beth’s Bad Budget

Beth’s budget bothered Bill big-time—
He cursed with every breath.
Bad Beth behaved so badly that
She badgered Bill to death. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Daily Doggerel, 25

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Porcine Paul

They called Paul “Piggy”—not too nice,
A name that really hurt.
He earned it, though, Thanksgiving Day:
He hogged the whole dessert. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Daily Doggerel, 24

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Edgar’s Elation

So Edgar Poe was struggling—
Then hit the mother lode:
He wrote “The Raven” quickly—then
A happy Edgar crowed. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

Fauna Foolery, 23

Animal nouns we use as verbs.

Slick Willy

Yes, Willy was in trouble—oh,
So busted (there’s no doubt)!
But he is slick, that Willy, and
He weaseled his way out.